Ivy Tech to pay former VP $191,000

Ivy Tech's former vice president, who resigned after being passed over by the board of trustees in its search for a new president, received a lump sum payment of $191,000 in exchange for promising not to sue ... Full Story
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Ivy Supporter

Indianapolis, IN

#1 May 23, 2007
This is crazy! The institution did nothing wrong by not selecting a controlling, vindicting, political-wannabe. She may have put on a good face for Ivy Tech to the public eye, but made many enemies in and out of the institution. Ivy Tech is about class, and having her at the helm would ultimately drive the institution into the rut of low public opinion it was several years ago. I feel for the institution that feels it must appease her controlling nature and threatening style again in order to get her out the door.
Drew

United States

#2 May 23, 2007
So if I decide to quit my job because I don't get a promotion can I get paid for a year? She sounds like a power hungry baby that didn't get her way from HER Man Mitch. What would be the basis of her frivilous lawsuit anyways? All she would do is waste the school's time and money in the legal system, no wonder tuition is going up faster than the cost of living. She needs to get a life, I'm sure Mitch will give make up some cooshy do-nothing position for her.
Dave

Mentor, OH

#3 May 23, 2007
How many of us have been passed over for a promotion? Wish we could reap this kind of payout. Sad too because it is our money...the taxpayer going for this ridiculous scheme !!
Unbelieveable

United States

#5 May 23, 2007
Ivy Tech is out of control. This is a state institution supported by tax dollars. It employs Rep. Crawford, Rep. Fry, and Speaker of the House Bauer. They got close to $180 million in construction projects for expansion in the recently passed state budget. Where's the outrage? Where's the accountability and proper stewardship of tax dollars? Where's the Star's investigative reporting? Is this all legal?
Concerned taxpayer

Indianapolis, IN

#6 May 23, 2007
I agree that the Indy Star needs to investigate as to why she threatened to sue Ivy Tech. She has been known to threaten and throw tantrums when she doesn't get her way, but why an institution such as this would succumb to her demands is intriguing. Perhaps there's more to the story, or maybe HER man Mitch promised some political (financial) pressure on the institution. The budget did include nearly 70 million dollars for downtown expansion, but it is much needed. There are over 15,000 students attending the small downtown campus, and they have been forced to expand to Lawrence and other satellite locations becuase they are simply out of room. While I have no problem bettering the community by putting my tax dollars towards expansion, I do have a problem giving in to bribery or simply shelling out over $200,000 (with benefits) to someone that 14 trustees deemed inappropriate (or insufficient) for this position. Help us, Indianapolis Star, as taxpayers to see that our dollars are making sense!
Who Da Thunk

Pleasant Prairie, WI

#7 May 23, 2007
Guess she can take the year off. No wait, if she joins the Daniels' administration somewhere in State government, she would be paid twice - maybe in sum more than the $300k than the named Ivy Tech president. What an irony that would be?
Whosure

United States

#8 May 23, 2007
If this woman had any kind of class, she would donate the entire amount to those wishing to attend Ivy Tech and don't have the money to do it.

Another money-grubbing Republican. Yes, I do not know her, but I have heard she was pretty nasty and looked down her nose at others.
waltzing matilda

Carbondale, IL

#9 May 23, 2007
The college board violated the open door law and voted for a president in closed session. Whether or not Ms. D'Amico was a good choice or not, the board should have been aware of this "sunshine" law. It is a shame that this good money ($191,000)will be wasted because the board did not follow the rules.
Faculty Member

Indianapolis, IN

#10 May 23, 2007
As a long-time faculty member, I find it appalling that she could “earn” nearly $200,000 when she was released from her position, all the while faculty members get paid the lowest of any college/university around. Even when compared nationally to other community colleges, our salaries pale in comparison. It’s a shame that money can be thrown around for uses like this instead of rewarding the people that make the institution one of the brightest stars in Indiana. I continuously hear from previous students on what a difference my program and the faculty in my program made in their lives. Our students go on to earn more money that we receive. While I understand that this is a choice to work for less money, it’s disheartening to know that college professors get paid so little in a system that means so much.
Why

United States

#11 May 23, 2007
Why would she have filed a lawsuit against the college?
The Truth

Evansville, IN

#12 May 23, 2007
Are you serious? People can actually get paid with tax dollars for not being a finalist? In addition to this being robbery and wrong, I can't believe the Ivy Tech powers that be didn't have the kahunas to stand against this.(Perhaps because it isn't their money, it's ours?) I don't know Ms. D'Amico; however, this event proves that she possesses no character whatsoever to even ask for money not earned. NOW does anyone have any questions about why she didn't get the job?
the rights of one

United States

#13 May 23, 2007
As with every other part of our corrupt society the needs of the one will override the needs of the many. This country is headed for revolution, it can be seen in everyday action. Why would anyone who runs any university be paid that much? What do they do?
Hoosier All My Life

AOL

#14 May 23, 2007
Ask Mitch why they paid her, his staff has been calling everyone since she did not get the job. She wanted a million bucks amd turned in her letter the day after the vote. IU and Purdue announced their Presidents 2 days before the vote, why was that not a problem? Well, becasue Mitch did not want control of IU and Purdue like he wanted IVY TECH and Carol was the perfect puppet for that.

If Mitch was really concerned about the "STUDENTS" this Carol issue would have never been started.

Keep up the savings by using Private Contactors in our prisons, maybe we can use the savings to pay Carol's salary. How much was saved in New Castle? Now Carol will have to pay the first class flights to Florida on her own.
LuvIt

United States

#15 May 23, 2007
Give me $200,000 an I won't sue either!!!
TOOT

Indianapolis, IN

#16 May 23, 2007
Are the inmates running the institution?
WONDERING INDIANA

Columbus, IN

#17 May 23, 2007
HE IS YOUR MAN MITCH; CORRUPTION AND ALL. GIVE ME OXYGEN, THIS BITCH SOUNDS LIKE A REAL MITCH BITCH.
TOOT

Indianapolis, IN

#20 May 23, 2007
Dear Star: Looks like a story waiting to be written. INVESTIGATE!!!!
Oh Please

Aurora, IN

#21 May 23, 2007
Honey, you didn't get the job. They didn't want you. GET OVER IT!!!
WONDERING INDIANA

Columbus, IN

#22 May 23, 2007
On page 135 of College Edition of the English Language Dictionary, Bitch is defined as a female dog. Oh wait, it's the college edition . they probably don"t have one of those at the star. Look it up jerk.
r e b

Fort Wayne, IN

#25 May 23, 2007
Whosure wrote:
If this woman had any kind of class, she would donate the entire amount to those wishing to attend Ivy Tech and don't have the money to do it.
Another money-grubbing Republican. Yes, I do not know her, but I have heard she was pretty nasty and looked down her nose at others.
That just makes her a politician...not neccessarily republican.

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